Key Passage: Exodus 20:1-17 “Then God spoke all these words: 1. Do not have other gods besides Me.
2. Do not make an idol for yourself.
3. Do not misuse the name of the Lord or God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. Do not murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not give false testimony against your neighbor. 10. Do not covet.”

Big Picture Question: Why did God give His people the Ten Commandments? God gave rules to show how to love Him and others.

Christ Connection: God made a covenant with His people: If you obey Me, you will be My people (Exodus 19:5-6) But the people did not obey God. They sinned against God, and Moses asked God to forgive them. Moses acted as their mediator, or advocate, before God. When we sin, Jesus is our Mediator. Through Jesus, we are forgiven of our sins. God is pleased with us because He looks at Jesus, who never sinned.

Dear Parents,
Count to 10 with your kids. Ask them to name one rule that you follow in your house. Ask and see if they know why they have that rule. Help your kids see the importance of rules for keeping order. Ask what they remember about the story they heard in The Gospel Project for Kids about God giving the commandments.

God had redeemed His people from slavery in Egypt. People who have been redeemed demonstrate their love for the Redeemer thorough obedience. By giving the Ten Commandments, God showed His standard for holiness. But the people could not obey the commandments perfectly; God used the law to show that people needed a Savior. God provided that Savior ultimately through the person of Jesus Christ.

Family Activity: Create fun but manageable rules for your family to follow this week. At the end of the week, ask if it was easy to follow the rules. Talk about rules and the consequences for breaking them. Admit that adults have trouble following rules too. Thank god for His plan to send Jesus.

Key Passage: Exodus 6:7 “You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Egyptians.”

Big Picture Question: Is anything too hard for God to do? Nothing is impossible for God.

Christ Connection: God created a way for the Israelites to escape the Egyptians. In the same way, God created the way for people to escape the penalty of sin—His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is the only way to get to God.

Dear Parents,

After being slaves in Egypt for hundreds of years, the Israelite people were finally free. It sure didn’t take them long after they left Egypt to start complaining about their circumstances! Think of a time you have faced difficult circumstances and you didn’t respond the way you should have. What could you have done differently?

Trapped between a great expanse of water and an approaching army, Moses again—by God’s help—led the Israelite people to victory. God used Moses to part the waters, allowing His people to walk through on dry ground. Imagine the scene. Pretend with your kids that you are standing on the banks of the sea when it begins to split apart. Talk about what you would be feeling. How would the air smell? How would the ground feel?

God created a way for the Israelite people to escape the harsh treatment of the Egyptian taskmasters. Just as God provided a way of salvation for His people from Egypt, He does the same for His people today. God provided physical salvation for the Israelites, but today, He offers spiritual salvation through the person of Jesus Christ.

Family Activity: Talk about a time your family had to trust God to take care of you. Choose a family in your community to invite to dinner. Pray for God to use your family to share the gospel.

Key Passage: Exodus 6:7 “You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Egyptians.”

Big Picture Question: Why is the Passover important? God saved His people at the first Passover.

Christ Connection: By His grace, God spared the Israelites from judgment by requiring the blood of a lamb. Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. His death was the ultimate sacrifice, and those who trust in Christ are under His saving blood and will be passed over in the final judgment.

Dear Parents,

This session of The Gospel Project for Kids dealt with the final plague God brought upon the Egyptians. This story has a clear message regarding the importance of Christ and His presence with people. Talk with your kids about the events of the Passover. Ask them to think about how they might have felt if they were living in Egypt during that time. Moses led the people to honor God, and by so doing, the people of Israel were saved from the hand of the Egyptians.

This week your kids learned that God rescued His people from the hands of the Egyptians by the shedding of blood. The sacrifice of a lamb for the blood to go over the doorpost was the only thing that kept the family inside safe from the wrath of God. God provided a much more important lamb for us, Himself—the Lamb of God. Through the shedding of Jesus’ blood, we no longer have to face the punishment of eternal separation from God because of our sin. Jesus died so we wouldn’t have to.

Family Activity: Consider hosting a family Lord’s Supper. Talk about how the unleavened bread and juice were part of the Passover meal and what they mean as a part of the Lord’s Supper.

Key Passage: Exodus 6:7 “You will know that I am Yahweh your God, who delivered you from the forced labor of the Egyptians.”

Big Picture Question: What did God show the Egyptians and the Israelites? God showed that He is the one true God.

Christ Connection: God called Moses to be His servant. He was a great servant who obeyed God and led the Israelites out of slavery. The Bible says that Jesus is greater than Moses. (Hebrews 3:3) Jesus was a servant who obeyed God perfectly and suffered to free His people from sin.

Dear Parents,

The Gospel Project for Kids journeyed back to Egypt today. This thrilling story led Moses back to Egypt to confront Pharaoh, who was unwilling to bow to the request that Moses made on behalf of God. Do you think it is likely that Moses knew the Pharaoh who was ruling since he grew up in the household some 40 years earlier? How would that change this story? Can you help your kids see how God is using the little baby from last week’s story in a new way?

Moses confronted Pharaoh but met strong, hard-headed opposition. God, however, had prepared Moses for this encounter with Pharaoh, and Moses knew the outcome. Moses continued to move forward despite the opposition. Share with your kids a time where you faced opposition in your life but you remained faithful to God. Did it work out for His glory?

This week, help your child identify times it may be difficult to be completely obedient to God. Through Moses’ obedience, God saved the Israelites from slavery. Read Hebrews 3:3. Jesus is greater than Moses, and Jesus’ perfect submission to God’s will provided the salvation that we needed.

Family Activity: When God sent the plagues on the Egyptians, He showed the Egyptians and the Israelites that He is the one true God. As a family, remember times when God showed you that He is real and powerful—the one true God! Share how God provided during those times.